Will join ninth round of talks with government on Friday, but not much hope: Farmer leader

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Movement of farmers against agricultural laws continues

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Farmer leaders protesting against agricultural laws said on Thursday that they would participate in the ninth round of talks with the government, but they did not expect much from the talks, as they would consider nothing less than the withdrawal of disputed laws. Since the first meeting of the panel appointed by the Supreme Court to end the deadlock on the issue of agricultural laws is likely to be held on January 19, the final meeting between the central government and the farmers’ unions could be held on Friday on this issue. .

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Joginder Singh Ugrahan, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), told PTI, “We will hold talks with the government tomorrow.” We do not expect much from Friday’s meeting because the government will refer to the panel set up by the Supreme Court. The government has no good intention to solve our problem. ”Singh said that the farmers’ unions do not want any committee. “All we want is for the three agricultural laws to be withdrawn and a legal guarantee for the minimum support price for our crops,” he said. Another farmer leader Abhimanyu Kohar said that the government is aware that the court laws Cannot be canceled He said that the central government should stop messing with the feelings of farmers sitting on the borders of Delhi from 28 November. Kohad said that the constitution of the committee is not a solution, Parliament has framed new laws and the court cannot take them back.

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No success has been achieved in the earlier eight rounds of talks between the central government and the farmer leaders. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the day on Thursday that the government is hopeful that the meeting on Friday will yield some good results. In an interview with PTI-language, the member of the Supreme Court-appointed panel, Anil Ghanwat, said that if the opportunity comes to talk to the farmers at the protest venue, the committee will not make it an “issue of ego or reputation”. On the question of whether the central government had a parallel dialogue with the farmers who were demonstrating despite the formation of a committee by the court, Ghanwat said, “I think this will be their last meeting with the government. They will say that after this you will have to negotiate with the (farmers) committee, who will submit their report to the Supreme Court.

Regarding the reluctance of the farmers associations to participate in the functioning of the committee, Ghanvat said, “We will go to them.” We are his brothers and sisters. We have also worked together in the past. We will go to them, sit with them and discuss the issue. There is no problem. ”Farmers’ organizations say that they are ready to participate in the scheduled negotiations with the government, but they have refused to appear before the court-appointed panel and have also questioned its members. Bharatiya Kisan Union President Bhupinder Singh Mann said on Thursday that he is separating himself from the four-member committee appointed by the court. Farmers’ organizations and the opposition termed the panel set up by the court as’ pro-government ‘and said that all its members have already openly supported the agricultural laws. Thousands of farmers of Punjab, Haryana and other states have been demonstrating for the last about 50 days on various borders of Delhi. They are demanding withdrawal of all three laws and legal guarantee of minimum support price for their crops.

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